Eugene Kheng Boon TAN

Associate Professor of Law
School of Law, Singapore Management University

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Eugene K.B. Tan is associate professor of law at the School of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU), where he has been on the faculty since 2001.

At the Tan Kah Kee Foundation, Eugene has served as a Management Committee member since 2015. He currently chairs the Postgraduate Scholarship Selection Committee where he has been a member of since 2006.

At the SMU, Eugene teaches at the law, business, and social sciences schools at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education levels. He was an adjunct faculty at the Singapore University of Technology and Design between 2015 and 2019, and a visiting professor at South Korea’s Yonsei University Law School (summer terms of 2013 and 2014).

Eugene’s inter-disciplinary research interests include constitutional and administrative law, law and public policy, the government and politics of Singapore, the regulation of ethnic conflict, business ethics and corporate responsibility, and the ethical and policy framework on artificial intelligence. He has published numerous book chapters, journal articles, and op-eds in his areas of research interest. His scholarly works and parliamentary speeches have been cited more than 1,000 times by other scholars in law and non-law publications, government reports, media reports, and in the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal.

An active analyst in the local and international media on Singapore politics, government and society, Eugene also regularly contributes op-eds/commentaries to the various Singaporean and international print and online media outlets, including Reuters BreakingViews, Nikkei Asian Review (Japan), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), The Nation (Thailand). He has appeared in documentaries produced by Channel NewsAsia and Amazon Prime video (‘The Giant Beast That is the Global Economy (2019)).

Between February 2012 and August 2014, Eugene served as a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore’s 12th Parliament. He also serves on the board of the Singapore Hokken Huay Kuan.

An advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Eugene was educated at the National University of Singapore, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Stanford University where he was a Fulbright Fellow.

Between February 2012 and August 2014, Eugene served as a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore’s 12th Parliament. He also serves on the board of the Singapore Hokken Huay Kuan.

An advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Eugene was educated at the National University of Singapore, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Stanford University where he was a Fulbright Fellow.

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